Buy Relevance Of R&R History Discussion
The history of Rock and Roll provides an in depth look of the youth through time. It tells a story. A non-fiction story. Whether it be political or personal in it’s expression, the motivation of
rock music’s influence on youth in every time period is crucial in understanding what they/we were/are thinking and feeling. We can see that the momentum of the rebellious youth really starts to
peak during the late 60s early 70s when protests against war (Vietnam) and anti-establishment movements were essential for free speech. Youth of yesterday and today are influenced and
empowered by Rock and Roll in such a way that is caused/causes them to get noticed. To be heard. Most of us go through a rebellious stage when we get our first taste of independence and a
universal feeling that “parents don’t know what they are talking about”. Rock music (and other genres) create an outlet for youth to not only express themselves but help make sense of the crazy
world around them. Political and social issues over the years have been amplified by youths ability to express and speak out through rock and roll. Hence, the relevance of Rock and Roll history is
important and key in understanding history as a whole. Particularly in the United States.
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The study of the history of Rock and Roll is relevant to now more than when I first began in those course. Honestly, prior to taking the class I had no interest in the genre and barely listened to that form of music, past or present. Now, it has become relevant to me because I have learned throughout this course how much Rock and Roll actually influenced the genres that I do listen to, whether the influence is direct of indirectly. For example, in Lesson 3, Unit 6 we learned about its influence of early pop music, focusing in on artists like Buddy Holly. Though that kind of pop seems so far from the sound of today’s pop music, it was the first introduction. Another surprising relevance I found since taking this class is the ties between Rock and Roll and Motown music. I grew up listening to The Temptations, The Marvelettes, The Supremes, and others at my Poppop’s house. I would put on little concerts almost every weekend so that unit was a nice remembrance of that time with him, but also eye opening about the roots and power behind songs that mean so much to me. Another reason this genre relevant to me now is the role this music played in politics and social change throughout decades. While influencing various genres, Rock and Roll also challenge the status quo by allowing expression on taboo topics, encouraging integration through music, and so much more, especially in the 50’s and 60’s. Essentially, Rock and Roll’s relevance to me is based on my initial underestimation of how it shaped to music I love today, tackled political and social challenges of every era and a newfound appreciation for the genre’s evolution.